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5 Movies like Greed: Seven Deadly Sins
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5 Movies like Greed: Seven Deadly Sins

JoshPride, Envy, Wrath, Gluttony, Lust, Sloth and Greed, the seven deadly sins have featured in literature and movies over the years.
Also known as cardinal sins, these are seen as the weaknesses of mankind.
Movies like ‘Greed’ explore the seven deadly sins as one of the main focal points for their stories. ~ Josh Sammons

Movies Similar To ‘Greed’

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UNDERRATED

‘Lolita’ (Stanley Kubrick, 1962)

Lust is the theme for the first film on this list, ‘Lolita’ the epic adaptation of the novel of the same name.
The film centres around a professor who strikes up an uncomfortable obsession with 14-year old, Lolita.
Though it’s not quite in the top-tier of Kubrick films, ‘Lolita’ still provides true stand out moments for movie fans. It’s also interesting to note that the author, Vladimir Nabokov contributed to the screenplay.

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Kubrick tackles lust.

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MUST-SEE

‘Amadeus’ (Miloš Forman, 1984)

Our next venture into the seven deadly sins features a tale of envy based upon the life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
The film charts the rising success of the influential Mozart who rose to fame and success thanks to his striking talent.
Lurking in the background however, Antonio Salieri, his rival, is scheming his downfall that will have massive consequences for both men.

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Charting the rise and fall of Mozart.

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UNKNOWN

‘The Last Laugh’ (F.W. Murnau, 1924)

F.W. Murnau, the director of the influential horror, ‘Nosferatu’ tackles gluttony for drama, ‘The Last Laugh’.
In this silent film, a proud doorman of a posh hotel. His happy life however, is changed after he is caught sleeping on the job.
Demoted, he finds himself in the position of washroom attendant. Where he was once held in high regard, he now finds himself struggling to carry on with his life.

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An influential silent German film.

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UNEXPECTED

‘Aguirre, the Wrath of God’ (Werner Herzog, 1972)

In what his most important film to date, Werner Herzog captures the horror of nature and one mans decent into madness as he looks for El Dorado.
Don Lope de Aguirre is a ruthless Spanish conquistador who looks to take charge of an expedition to find El Dorado. Once he seizes control of the group, he meets the leadership with anger, which could prove disastrous for all aboard.
Klaus Kinski gave the performance of his career but it will also be remembered for his real life spiral into madness that caused so much strain between the crew.

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A visually important masterpiece.

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If You Like ‘Greed’, You Will Like

‘Citizen Kane’ (Orson Welles, 1941)

Can you believe that Orson Welles was only 24 when he made his masterpiece?
‘Citizen Kane’ charts the life of Charles Foster Kane, a man plagued by greed in his pursuit to rise to the top of the media world.
On his deathbed, he muttered one word, “”Rosebud”” and so kickstarted a search to discover its origins.
There aren’t enough words to describe this movie like ‘Greed’, which is a masterpiece of cinema.

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A masterpiece of cinema.

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Over to You

Here are my recommendations for films like ‘Greed’. Can you think of any other films that tackle the seven deadly sins?

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